US Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to Hold Legislative Hearing on Native Veterans

Published November 19, 2019

WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 2:30 PM EST, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold a business meeting to consider the following bills:

·        S. 227Savanna’s Act; and

·        S. 982Not Invisible Act of 2019.

The business meeting will be immediately followed by a Committee oversight hearing entitled, “Recognizing the Sacrifice: Honoring a Nation’s Promise to Native Veterans” and a legislative hearing to receive testimony on S. 1001, Tribal Veterans Health Care Enhancement Act and S. 2365, Health Care Access for Urban Native Veterans Act of 2019.

DETAILS:

WHAT:         A committee business meeting, followed by an oversight entitled, “Recognizing the Sacrifice: Honoring a Nation’s Promise to Native Veterans” and a legislative hearing to receive testimony on S. 1001, Tribal Veterans Health Care Enhancement Act and S. 2365, Health Care Access for Urban Native Veterans Act of 2019.

WHEN:         2:30 PM EST, Wednesday, November 20, 2019

WHERE:      628 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Live video and written testimony for the oversight and legislative hearing will be provided here.

WITNESSES:

Panel I

THE HONORABLE ROBERT WILKIE, Secretary, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC

Panel II

DR. KAMERON MATTHEWS, Deputy Undersecretary for Community Care, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC

REAR ADMIRAL CHRIS BUCHANAN, Deputy Director, Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Service, Rockville, MD

THE HONORABLE MARK FOX, Chairman, Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation, New Town, ND

THE HONORABLE JESTIN DUPREE, Councilman, Fort Peck Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes, Poplar, MT

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